Eat, drink, and be merry. Also a good way to make new friends. Last night we had a dinner with new colleagues. As we drank Chinese alcohol, we hoped for a strong and productive partnership. We are tiny compared to them, in all respect. But everyone must start somewhere.
Tonight is the last night in Heifei. The hotel, like most things seen so far during my brief time China, is a large establishment. In the room there are two floors. The bottom one has a sofa, a desk, a TV, a small fridge, and a toilet. Would be a great place to work if the internet actually works. The top floor has another TV, a bed, a closet, and a bathroom. On the bed there are six pillows. It’s quite an excess. But several things are broken. Drainage plugs in both sinks are broken. The shower door needs a minor repair. The weight scale has dead batteries. Nothing major but it’s still an inconvenience.
There’s actually a fitness room here at the hotel but it’s small. The treadmills, one elliptical, one weight machine (lat pulldown, started fly, leg extension), and a dumbbell rack with a nice range of weights. There is an awkward setup though. A ping pong table in the room is placed right next to the dumbbell rack. So it feels a little weird to go use the dumbbells if there are people playing table tennis.